Evaluation of Courses

Evaluated Courses

Institutions who seek approval for their courses should complete either the self-evaluation Form for either BIP-M or BIP-MT, as appropriate.

A key requirement for those wishing to seek accreditation as either a CMet or RMet is to satisfy the Society in respect of their knowledge of meteorological science and practice. This will normally be demonstrated by successfully completing an appropriate university course at first degree or higher degree level.

The academic requirements for accreditation are aligned with the World Meteorological Organization Basic Instruction Package for Meteorologists (BIP-M) and Meteorological Technicians (BIP-MT) as defined in Part I of WMO-No1083: Manual on the Implementation of Education and Training Standards in Meteorology and Hydrology Volume I – Meteorology.
Candidates who seek accreditation as a CMet (either directly or via RMet) should have completed a course which meets the requirements of BIP-M.

Click here to view the WMO 1083 specification. 

Those whose study of meteorology is less detailed may be aiming for RMet and should have completed a course which meets the requirements of BIP-MT.
The Society is keen to identify such courses and thus facilitate the progression to professional accreditation.

Universities and other institutions have their own distinctive methods of designing and documenting the content of their courses, and it is sometimes a time-consuming task for the Society to confirm that the stated content of a course meets the requirements. Accordingly, a “self-evaluation” process has been devised for use by institutions offering courses which potentially meet the requirements of the Society’s accreditation schemes. If you would like your course to be considered by the Society for the purposes of CMet or RMet accreditation, please contact the Society requesting confirmation that your course(s) meet the CMet requirements.

We hope that being able to make a statement about the Society’s approval of your course in this particular context will be of benefit in promoting the work of your institution and provide added value for your students.

The procedure for self-evaluation is described in the preamble to the form. You will note that the process is designed to be a simple adjunct to documentation that is likely already to exist and thus avoids creating a significant burden for the academic staff delivering the course(s).

Please send your request for course approval , or any questions to Chief Executive


Evaluated Courses

The following courses have been accepted as fulfilling the requirements for core content under the Society's Chartered Meteorologist Accreditation Scheme.

University of East Anglia
  • BSc (Hons) Meteorology and Oceanography
  • MSci Meteorology & Oceanography
University of Edinburgh
  • BSc Hons in Geophysics and Meteorology
  • BSc Degree in Physics with Meteorology
University of Reading
  • MSc in Applied Meteorology and Climate with Management 
  • MSc/Diploma in Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate
  • MSc/Diploma in Applied Meteorology (AM)
  • BSc Meteorology and Climate
  • MMet Meteorology and Climate with a year in Oklahoma
  • BSc or MMath Maths and Meteorology
School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds.
  • BSc Meteorology and Climate Science
  • BSc Meteorology and Climate Science (Industrial)
  • MEnv/BSc Meteorology and Climate Science (International)
Plymouth University
  • BSc (Hons) Ocean Science
University of Birmingham
  • MSc in Applied Met and Climatology
Royal Navy
  • HM Officers’ METOC Course/CPO Forecasters’ Qualifying Course – FOST HM
Met Office College
  • Foundation Forecasting Course
  • Foundation Meteorology Course